Jerez de la Frontera, a southern Spanish town, attacked by a hacker who demands a ransom paid in bitcoin to unlock the city’s system.
The attack has caused outages in various services offered by the city’s website. Spain’s interior ministry has sent three computer experts to the Spanish town to help the municipality resolve the issue.
After the Spanish town attacked, there are still no information about how much the hacker asks in bitcoin. Law enforcement and security experts say it is not wise to pay the hackers. But in the end, many organizations end up accepting ransom demands which often cost less than rebuilding computer systems.